David Lilja


Research Area: Computer Engineering, VLSI, and Circuits

6-131 Keller Hall

Area of Expertise:

High-performance computing, computer architecture, performance analysis, storage systems

Faculty Affiliations:

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Graduate Faculty – Dept. of Computer Science
Graduate Faculty – Scientific Computation
Graduate Faculty – Data Science


Ph.D., EE, 1991, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
M.S., EE, 1982, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
B.S., CmpE, 1981, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States


2006 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2007 Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University Alumni Association
2008 Louis John Schnell Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2001 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award from the Australian-American Education Foundation and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
1994-1996 University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship


My research focuses primarily on high-performance computer architecture, parallel computing, computer systems performance analysis, and storage systems. I have a particular interest in exploiting hardware-software interactions and architecture-circuit interactions to improve system performance.


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